MLB Matchups  >>  Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Preview 04/24/2014

The Pittsburgh Pirates will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Thursday when they take on the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park.

The Reds will trot Tony Cingrani out to the mound in this one. Lefthander Cingrani has a 1-2 record and a 3.22 ERA this season.

It'll be Brandon Cumpton toeing the rubber for the Pirates in this contest. Righthander Cumpton is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Reds listed as 118-moneyline favorites versus the Pirates, while the game's total is sitting at 7½.
Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at +115 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
Cincinnati has won 2 straight games.
Pittsburgh has lost 2 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Cincinnati: 10-11 SU
Pittsburgh: 9-13 SU
CINCINNATI MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Atlanta are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

PITTSBURGH MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Cincinnati is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Cincinnati's last 25 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Pittsburgh's last 25 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
Pittsburgh is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home

NEXT UP:
Cincinnati at Atlanta, Friday, April 25
Pittsburgh at St. Louis, Friday, April 25